Sepalcure – Eternally Yrs EP (SEP002)
Sepalcure, the duo of Travis Stewart (Machine Drum) and Praveen Sharma (Braille) return to HotFlush with Eternally Yrs EP scheduled for release April 16, 2012.
The four track EP features its namesake, a tune first released on the duo’s eponymous debut last November, a new original ‘Don’t Cry,’ and remixes from Toronto-based techno wunderkind Kevin McPhee, and a contribution from Marcus Intalex under his Trevino guise.
The EP’s opening track Eternally Yrs is an obvious choice for a single from Sepalcure‘s full-length; undoubtedly one of the release’s stand-out tracks. The A-Side is not one-and-done however. Let it not be forgotten, Marcus Intalex deserves respect; this track is an anthem, Debbit is one of the most underhyped 140 tracks ever, also pretty sure my earliest Martyn memories are Revolve:r releases. We have come a long way from ‘Midnight’ however, Hold On (Trevino Remix) shifts the Sepalcure sound into a style that channels the percussive elements of UK Funky with a less boombastic, and instead sultry delivery.
Don’t Cry, the only new original Sepalcure track delivers. Dense and smooth bass drones and reflective melodies and colorful soundscapes for a warm sound that is at its heart still pensive. Kevin McPhee rounds the EP with his rework of The One, turning Sepalcure on its head and into 8-minute techno banger that sounds more familiar in HotFlush’s adopted home of Berlin more than McPhee’s Toronto that for me, is the highlight of the entire release.